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United States-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Board

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AGENCY:

Department of State.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

Public announcement of a science and technology program for competitive grants to support Junior Scientist Development visits by U.S. and Egyptian scientists.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

July 12, 2005.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joan Mahoney, Program Administrator, U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Grants Program, U.S. Embassy, Cairo/ECPO, Unit 64900, Box 6, APO AE 09839-4900; phone: 011-(20-2) 797-2925; fax: 011-(20-2) 797-3150; e-mail: mahoneyjm@state.gov.

The 2005 Program guidelines for Junior Scientist Development visits will be available starting July 12, 2005 on the Joint Board Web site: http://www.usembassy.egnet.net/​usegypt/​joint-st.htm.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority: This program is established under 22 U.S.C. 2656d and the Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt. A solicitation for this program will begin July 12, 2005. This program will provide modest grants for successfully competitive proposals for development visits by U.S. Junior Scientists to Egypt and Junior Egyptian Scientists to the United States. Applicants must be scientists who have received their PhD within the past ten years or for U.S. applicants only may also be currently enrolled in a Master's or PhD program. Proposals considered for funding must be postmarked by October 11, 2005. All proposals, which fully meet the submission requirements, will be considered; however, special consideration will be given to proposals in the areas of Biotechnology, Standards and Metrology, Environmental Technologies, Energy, Manufacturing Technologies and Information Technology. More information on these priorities and copies of the Program Start Printed Page 40098Announcement/Application may be obtained upon request.

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Dated: July 6, 2005.

George Dragnich,

Director, Office of Science and Technology Cooperation, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs and, Chair, U.S.-Egypt S&T Joint Board, Department of State.

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